In anticipation of their new album, Hold Onto Your Heart, Toronto’s F. Scott & the Nighthawks have released their new single “Those Days.”
The band of brothers find themselves at a crossroads of genres between outlaw country, Americana, punk rock, and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. The new record “sort of turns down the dirt road,” in Scott’s words, and has the band returning with more vulnerable moments while staying true to their sound.
And the nature of F. Scott & the Nighthawks as a band of brothers, rooted within their musical community, allows them to continue to grow and lift one another up as artists and family.
“There’s a core band and very strong interest in collaboration and community, geographically and globally speaking, within Americana music,” Scott says. “This band is the real deal, and we’re working hard to find our footing. It’s so real and surreal at the same time; picture a Tarantino casino scene with Waylon doubling down on Jesse Hughes. Get on board now, as I can say with confidence the boys and I will shed our skin and keep on winding down the road.”
Regarding the new track, F. Scott says it has a bit of history within the band:
“‘Those Days’ is an underdog story. It’s an honest-to-goodness account of laying it on the line and chasing down your dreams. It comes alive with all the fire and fury we got buried in our bellies. It’s quintessential F. Scott & the Nighthawks from where I’m sitting. The boys and I have long considered this a foundational cut. It never lets us down in a live setting, and we do our best to do it justice and bang it out like a freight train pulling into town.”
Their debut Hold On To Your Heart is slated for release Friday, August 13, but you can stream the new track “Those Days” right now below: